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11 Nickelodeon Stars Who Actually Got Their Start On Disney Channel

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Recently, we pointed out several Disney stars who appeared on Nickelodeon before hanging out at the House of Mouse.

Now, for your next trip down nostalgia lane, we have the reverse. See which of your fave Nick actors were originally on Disney shows or in Disney Channel Original Movies.

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    Before she was the sassy Sam Puckett on iCarly, McCurdy played Kiley Dolan in the DCOM Tiger Cruise, opposite Hayden Panettiere.

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    Prior to playing Michael Barret on Zoey 101, Massey crashed little bro Kyle Massey's show, That's So Raven. Along with Cody Linely, Massey pressured Cory Baxter (Kyle Massey) to shoplift.

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    True Jackson of True Jackson, VP was originally Mary Thomas in the DCOM Jump In!. She competed in a Double Dutch competition with Corbin Bleu and sang the super-catchy song "Jumpin'" for the movie's soundtrack.

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    Unfabulous heartthrob Jake Behari made a guest appearance on Lizzie McGuire as Li Tarak, the Indonesia foreign exchange student who had a hard time understanding American culture.

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    Before she was the star of the short-lived show Taina, Vidal was the feisty soul skater Gabriella in the classic DCOM Brink!.

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    The Big Time Rush actor guest-starred on Phil of the Future as Pim Diffy's (Amy Bruckner) boyfriend, Jake.

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    Before she was Zoey Brooks's (Jamie Lynn Spears) spacey roommate, Nicole Bristow, on Zoey 101, Nikolas was Young Ren Stevens in a flashback sequence on Even Stevens.

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    Kelly Wainwright from Big Time Rush appeared in two Disney Channel productions before heading to Nickelodeon. In High School Musical 2 (left), she was Jackie, a member of the Sharpettes, a.k.a. one of Sharpay's (Ashley Tisdale) friends and backup singers. On Cory in the House, Chisholm guest-starred as Nicole, a girl Cory (Kyle Massey) wanted to impress by showing her the Oval Office.

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    One year before starring on Just Jordan, Chon played Brenda Song's brother Peter in the DCOM Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior.

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    Before she was on Zoey 101 and Victorious, Justice guest-starred on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. She played Rebecca, a girl Cody (Cole Sprouse) instantly fell in love with during a beauty pageant contest.

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    Also guest-starring on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, the iCarly star played Jamie, a wheelchair-bound friend of Zack (Dylan Sprouse) and Cody who loved basketball.


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